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Author Stroulia, Anna, 1966-

Title Flexible stones : ground stone tools from Franchthi Cave / Anna Stroulia
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece ; fasc. 14
Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece ; fasc. 14.
Contents Introduction. Introduction to the site and assemblage ; Classification ; Describing the material ; Why not a ground stone tool stratigraphy? ; Tool names ; Structure of the study ; Abbreviations used in the text -- The pre-neolithic material. introduction ; The Palaeolithic period ; The Mesolithic period ; Possible Pre-Neolithic specimens -- The Neolithic material (1). Introduction to the Neolithic period ; Passive tools ; Introduction ; Passive open tools (Popen) ; Passive tools with cavity (Pcav) ; Passive miscellanea (Pmisc) -- The Neolithic material (2). Active tools ; introduction ; Active cutting edge tools (Acut) ; Active discoidal tools (Adisc) ; Active rectangular tools (Arect) ; Active square or circular tools (Asquare-circ) ; Active tools used with ends (Aend) ; Active globular tools (Aglobe) ; Active globular tools without stains (Aglobe-nostain) ; Active miscellanea (Amisc) ; Epilogue -- Summary and conclusions. Raw material ; Manufacture ; Use and discard ; Chronological distribution ; Spatial distribution
Summary Despite their ubiquitous presence among prehistoric remains in Greece, ground stone tools have yet to attract the same kind of attention as have other categories of archaeological material, such as pottery or lithics. Flexible Stones provides a detailed analysis of the material discovered during the excavations at Franchthi Cave, Peloponnese, Greece. Approximately 500 tools, the raw material used for their manufacture, as well as the byproducts of such manufacture were found. Most of this collection co
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece.
Stone implements -- Greece.
Tools, Prehistoric -- Greece
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
ART -- History -- Ancient & Classical.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Stone implements.
Tools, Prehistoric.
Franchthi Cave (Greece)
Greece -- Antiquities.
Paralia Site (Greece)
Greece -- Paralia Site.
Greece -- Franchthi Cave.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010481388
ISBN 9780253001429